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post #161 of 194 Old 01-09-14, 10:20 PM
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So i must say i kinda laughed when you said you bought new Polk RTIA9's to change the color.
I had looked at your setup previously and then when i caught back up with the revisions to the room you had done, I kinda scratched my head and had to go back and look at what you had before. It was like a magic trick switch out. I was like it looks like the same speakers he had before but somethings differant here...

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LOL.......the black finish is really nice on the A9's, but there is something really special on the cherry finish that caught your eye. Very sleek and attractive look with the grills on, but as soon I have a chance I remove the grills to expose all the drivers............no small kids at home and the dog is not allow to visit me downstairs..............so all is good!
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No, no new toys yet...you boys would be the first to know...

I definitely want an SVS sub and larger display, for sure.

As for the cherry color of the Polks -- I know exactly what you mean. The cherry finish is really rich and beautiful -- in a totally different league IMO compared to the "black oak." I would have loved the RTi12s in cherry because they would have matched our wall unit's finish that they flank, but when I got these on stock closeout from Fry's I believe they only had black oak left -- plus, our CSi30 existing center channel was already black, so...
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Well, in some cases you just need to take advantage of the opportunities life puts in front of you. I bet you had a big smile in your face when you paid a closeout price on the RTi 12's rather that full price. So, compromise is acceptable in situations like this.

Bottom line performance wise, RTi 12's and RTi A9's do share the same components - other than the cabinet.

Hopefully, you will have the chance to add the sub and larger screen.........sooner than later!

In my case, saving pennies to buy a sub for my two channel system........I have 6 cents in total so far......so, I'm almost there...........LOL!
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Well, in some cases you just need to take advantage of the opportunities life puts in front of you. I bet you had a big smile in your face when you paid a closeout price on the RTi 12's rather that full price. So, compromise is acceptable in situations like this.
Indeed, cr -- there was no way we'd be able to afford the 12's when they were a brand new line or weren't on some kind of closeout deal; we would probably have to settle for 8's or 10's, if available, or look to the entry-level A series. The thing with that was when we went to Fry's to look at speakers, they had the new RTiA's but the entry level models were MORE expensive than what they were asking for with regard to the 12's they had as model closeouts -- how could we NOT have went with the top-of-the-line RTi's at that point? My train of thought was, no matter what kind of power we add down the road, these speakers will be able to handle it, so it's a long-term investment (assuming idiotic movers don't somehow break the things if/when we move to the next house )...

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In my case, saving pennies to buy a sub for my two channel system........I have 6 cents in total so far......so, I'm almost there...........LOL!
In MY case, I already have a plan in that regard -- once I get the new SVS (or whatever) sub, I'm going to move the current Polk PSW350 to the two channel setup...
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In my case, saving pennies to buy a sub for my two channel system........I have 6 cents in total so far......so, I'm almost there...........LOL!
I have a six sense that you will get one sooner than later...

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Indeed, cr -- there was no way we'd be able to afford the 12's when they were a brand new line or weren't on some kind of closeout deal; we would probably have to settle for 8's or 10's, if available, or look to the entry-level A series. The thing with that was when we went to Fry's to look at speakers, they had the new RTiA's but the entry level models were MORE expensive than what they were asking for with regard to the 12's they had as model closeouts -- how could we NOT have went with the top-of-the-line RTi's at that point? My train of thought was, no matter what kind of power we add down the road, these speakers will be able to handle it, so it's a long-term investment (assuming idiotic movers don't somehow break the things if/when we move to the next house )...
That's exactly that I was referring! How in the world you are going to miss a deal like that. Yeah, you gave up a bit on the finish, but that was an incredible deal you got there.

Future proof speakers (sound/power wise), full warranty, top of the line speakers, no wait and a price that you can keep the wife happy!



Don't talk about movers, I moved 3 years ago and I don't want to move ever!!!

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In MY case, I already have a plan in that regard -- once I get the new SVS (or whatever) sub, I'm going to move the current Polk PSW350 to the two channel setup...

Recycling...........yeah, let's save the world!!!


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I have a six sense that you will get one sooner than later...

Well, I don't have a six sense (not even the movie), but I can tell the future.................and I can see that by buying a fifth subwoofer......I'll be in trouble with my wife......

But, I already survived 4 rounds, so let's bring the fifth!!!


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Awesome set up. I love it!
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I have a six sense that you will get one sooner than later...
I'm really sorry to disappoint you, but at the end I didn't buy one subwoofer.


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Awesome set up. I love it!
Thanks a lot for the kind words!

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